Enterprising Women launches Durham support network

Enterprising Women is launching a group in Durham to support the aspirations of emerging female entrepreneurs

Roberta Blackman-Woods, MP for Durham City and Deputy Minister for the North
Roberta Blackman-Woods, MP for Durham City and Deputy Minister for the North

A new club for businesswomen in Durham will be set in motion next month by Enterprising Women, the UK’s largest national community for female entrepreneurs.

The group are to host an event in Durham on Thursday, September 25, to launch monthly meetings for a club, which aims to bring together like-minded local female entrepreneurs.

It is estimated that there are currently almost 1.5m self-employed women in the UK, generating more than £130m, a figure that is set to double over the next 10 years.

Enterprising Women aims to support the aims of businesswomen through local-level clubs, delivering training, mentoring, networking and practical advice to help them reach their potential.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Durham, and MP Roberta Blackman Woods will attend the launch alongside other local business owners.

After the initial event the group will meet regularly to share knowledge and success stories, listen to guest speakers and host workshops.

Club host, Nancy Radford, has over 18 years experience as owner of a successful company before setting up Roundtuit Durham, helping authors self-publish.

Ms Radford said: “I’m really looking forward to building a dynamic club of Durham businesswomen. In business, there’s always challenges and someone who needs help getting ‘round to it’.”

To book a place at the launch event, go to http://www.enterprising-women.org/enterprising-women-durham-launch


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer